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atamasco lily

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noun at·a·mas·co lily \ˌa-tə-ˈmas-(ˌ)kō-\

Definition of atamasco lily

  1. :  any of a genus (Zephyranthes) of American bulbous herbs of the amaryllis family with pink, white, or yellowish flowers; especially :  one (Z. atamasco) of the southeastern United States with white flowers usually tinged with purple



Origin of atamasco lily

Virginia Algonquian attamusco


First Known Use: 1743


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